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Sexual Anarchy & Sexual Freedom

The church, over the years, hasn't done a very good job, in my opinion, of addressing sexual ethics.  We invoke "you'll feel guilty" (but sex feels good as often guilty, for lots of reasons I won't address here), or "you'll get a disease, or get pregnant" (but there are ways of dealing with both of those things), or "because God says so" as if we should just blow our brains out, not caring for God's rationale, becoming mindless servants in spite of the fact that we're to love God with all our … [Read more...]

Sexual Anarchy & Sexual Freedom

The church, over the years, hasn't done a very good job, in my opinion, of addressing sexual ethics.  We invoke "you'll feel guilty" (but sex feels good as often guilty, for lots of reasons I won't address here), or "you'll get a disease, or get pregnant" (but there are ways of dealing with both of those things), or "because God says so" as if we should just blow our brains out, not caring for God's rationale, becoming mindless servants in spite of the fact that we're to love God with all our … [Read more...]

Overcoming Inferiority: A word to pastors, but applicable to all

The biggest shock to my system upon returning from Africa was my desk and inboxes, both literal and electronic.  They were stuffed with invitations to conferences.  The invitations were slick: DVD's with amazing videography and music, pictures of cool speakers whose shirts are always untucked in an enviable way; a box of cereal that looked like Wheaties but was somehow actually an invitation to a conference of champions; generic brochures filled with the beautiful faces of the young speakers w … [Read more...]

Thawing my heart in the heat of Africa….

I'm back home, and don't know how to write about what happened.  But I wanted to share something... so here's this morning's entry from my prayer diary, with a few pictures thrown in.Good morning God...I’m back in Seattle.I remember being in the thick of my time there - tired, hungry, annoyed by sweat and bugs and the smells that come to humid places that have no showers.  I remember thinking, “I can’t get home soon enough - back to wood stoves, and skis, cologne and college basketball, my … [Read more...]

Thawing my heart in the heat of Africa….

I'm back home, and don't know how to write about what happened.  But I wanted to share something... so here's this morning's entry from my prayer diary, with a few pictures thrown in.Good morning God...I’m back in Seattle.I remember being in the thick of my time there - tired, hungry, annoyed by sweat and bugs and the smells that come to humid places that have no showers.  I remember thinking, “I can’t get home soon enough - back to wood stoves, and skis, cologne and college basketball, my … [Read more...]

Climbing Kilimanjaro step by step – Lessons for America from Africa

In about 11 hours our team from Seattle will board a flight that will take us (eventually, by the 5th airport) to Seattle, and we'll be home, our exploratory trip of this region completed.  We came here in order to meet some people who are doing marvelous development work and to visit the sites of wells our church has funded, some of them completed already, and one just getting started on the day we arrived in Uganda.We encountered so much in the previous 8 days that it seems like a lifetime … [Read more...]

Climbing Kilimanjaro step by step – Lessons for America from Africa

In about 11 hours our team from Seattle will board a flight that will take us (eventually, by the 5th airport) to Seattle, and we'll be home, our exploratory trip of this region completed.  We came here in order to meet some people who are doing marvelous development work and to visit the sites of wells our church has funded, some of them completed already, and one just getting started on the day we arrived in Uganda.We encountered so much in the previous 8 days that it seems like a lifetime … [Read more...]


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